Add living space in the loft!

Hello everyone, apologies for not posting in a while, its been busy here at Jacober Interiors, organising the new roof and windows for project Weinberg.

Firstly a sneak peak at the start of the building! For this project, I designed a new roof because I needed more bedroom space and due to planning restrictions the only way was up! I managed to add floorspace under the new roof for a bedroom, bathroom and dressing room.  The space amounts to about 60m2 and with clever arranging around the 45 degree pitches something special can be created!

This pile of wood will become our roof and top floor. The pine wood comes from Switzerland and Southern Germany, in an effort to keep the build as eco as possible I wanted to source locally.

By prefabricating a wooden structure off-site it can be craned in and finished in 5 days

Wood to be used for construction

For want of a better expression, the construction is made like a sandwich   pine wood, 3 layers bonded together, being the ‘bread’ and filling between a glass fibre insulation.  The interior of house facing side of the sandwich has plasterboard attached on the inside ready to decorate when each section is slotted together on site. 

The glass fibre is made from natural quartz melted and spun into glass wool, which is fire and pest proof and keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Swiss made of course! This is also an eco product because it lasts such a long time and this outweighs the production process.

Natural quartz sand is melted and spun into glass fibre insulation.

The CAD shows the overview, then each section is cut by machine.

Pink shows internal walls
CAD of new roof structure

Below is a sliding door from hallway into bathroom.  All the electrics are pre-planned and tubes inserted into the walls ready for wires to be run through them later.

Roof structure – section from hallway to bedroom

This section shows the bedroom wall with a section cut away to accommodate the chimney from the fireplace two floors below.

internal wall section with cut out for chimney

Herr Buhlmann explaining to me how he builds… in business since 1990 I got a feeling that he knew his chickens! 

Next to be produced as I left is the open doorway into the dressing room

 

I have chosen a concrete roof tile which is very hardwearing for the worst winter Switzerland could throw at us. I have been told that this type of roof is maintenance free for 50 years! It is a system where the tiles hang onto and clip into each other making them very sturdy.  I think that this Slate Grey Ral colour might just be perfect for the outside of the window frames, which will be in a maintenance free metal. Before I go I want to leave you with some of the inspiration I have used to design my bathroom and bedroom roof space….

source: Pinterest
source: Pinterest
source: thelittlemonastery.be
source: admagizine.ru
source: x-podesign.no
source: gapinteriors.com
source: vandenkommer.nl
source: velvet & linen

Look forward to sharing more updates soon!

Thanks for reading,

Amanda x

Author: Amanda Jacober

I am and interior designer sharing tips and inspiration on how to create your dream home and garden using authentic materials and sustainable practices

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